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Old 02-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #81
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I do it just before some twisties just to make sure theres nothing on the tires.

The implication here is that there's somehing on your tires that will cause you to crash if you don't clean it off by zig zagging before doing whatever it is you're going to do. Why would doing this clean it off? Why wouldn't you just crash while cleaning them off as opposed to whatever you were going to do afterwards?
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #82
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The implication here is that there's somehing on your tires that will cause you to crash if you don't clean it off by zig zagging before doing whatever it is you're going to do. Why would doing this clean it off? Why wouldn't you just crash while cleaning them off as opposed to whatever you were going to do afterwards?
That's why you have to follow every zig with a zag and vice versa. If you continue to zig without zagging or zag without zigging that's when a wreck happens.
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Like others around here, I do it to get in the right state of mind, limber up a bit, getting a feel for my bike. Unlike the track where I have the luxury of towing my bike to the track, I'm normally riding for a good 45 minutes before I get to the back roads. So yeah, after 45 minutes of a boring straight ride. It helps to limber up a bit before getting on it on the back roads.
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That's why you have to follow every zig with a zag and vice versa. If you continue to zig without zagging or zag without zigging that's when a wreck happens.
So, you zigged but didn't zag in November?
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Like others around here, I do it to get in the right state of mind, limber up a bit, getting a feel for my bike. Unlike the track where I have the luxury of towing my bike to the track, I'm normally riding for a good 45 minutes before I get to the back roads. So yeah, after 45 minutes of a boring straight ride. It helps to limber up a bit before getting on it on the back roads.

You must be on, old, stiff if simply pushing a handlebar a smidge limbers anything up. Sorry, I just don't see it. And if after 45 minutes of riding you don't have a feel for your bike, you might want to consider a new hobby.
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So, you zigged but didn't zag in November?
Exactly. Every lesson learned is a hard one.

And hey you were more scared trying to keep from running me over.
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You must be on, old, stiff if simply pushing a handlebar a smidge limbers anything up. Sorry, I just don't see it. And if after 45 minutes of riding you don't have a feel for your bike, you might want to consider a new hobby.
Yeah. Kind of my thoughts.

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Exactly. Every lesson learned is a hard one.

And hey you were more scared trying to keep from running me over.
Well...you're not supposed to be sliding on the ground in front of me on my moving bike.
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You must be on, old, stiff if simply pushing a handlebar a smidge limbers anything up. Sorry, I just don't see it. And if after 45 minutes of riding you don't have a feel for your bike, you might want to consider a new hobby.
Who gives a rats if you can see it or not. Yes, I'm one stiff and all that matters is I feel my muscles loosen up.....maybe I should clarify my comment about getting a feel for the bike....I do it to ensure everything feels right. Something that can't be accomplished in a straight line.
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This has turned into a "ive got a bigger thread"
...no at all.
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Who gives a rats if you can see it or not. Yes, I'm one stiff and all that matters is I feel my muscles loosen up.....maybe I should clarify my comment about getting a feel for the bike....I do it to ensure everything feels right. Something that can't be accomplished in a straight line.
I usually know if something feels off in the first 2 minutes on my bike. The last thing I want is for something not to feel right 45 minutes from home.
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whats the big deal if people do it?

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I usually know if something feels off in the first 2 minutes on my bike. The last thing I want is for something not to feel right 45 minutes from home.
Call me paranoid.....
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I am just amazed how many ladies here are so emotionally invested in this. 4 pages for this? Really?

And track riders are trying to tell everyone to go in straight line? The apocalypse must be closer than we heard.
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I do it to rub the Armor All off the tires I put on every night before I go to bed...Not just the sidewalls, the WHOLE tire, even squirt some in the schrader valve on each tire so it gets coated inside. I figure it gives me 34% more bad assery and I imagine untold longevity to the tires, helmet, gloves and my leathers.



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